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2011 Season Goals

Alex_Simmons/RSTAlex_Simmons/RST Posts: 4,161
So what is everyone looking to achieve cycling wise in 2011?

I have a few things on the agenda, but #1 is a start in the UCI Road World Cup paracycling event in Sydney, May 2011.
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  • CarbonCopyCarbonCopy Posts: 492
    edited January 2011
    Just to be a balanced rider who can tackle what ever road or challenge that stands before me.Get below 80kgs.work hard and complete week to week program that my coach has set for me.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Sub 22 min 10 on our club's course.
    Cat 3
    Most improved rider prize at the Beacon Little Mountain TT
  • to ride the bike more regularly than once a fortnight! anything else will be a bonus
  • Homer JHomer J Posts: 932
    Cat 2 and to have a go at a time trial
  • glasgowbhoyglasgowbhoy Posts: 1,341
    Getting outdoors on the bike would be a good start. Another 10cm of snow this morning!

    For the rest of the year I'm hoping to make some inroads with the local club scene, get out on group rides and compete in some road races with them. I also want to be finishing well in a number of Sportives I've entered and a gold medal time, around 8hrs,for La Marmotte.

    Better get back out to the garage and keep spinning then......
  • paggnrpaggnr Posts: 101
    podium in the Vic 6hr MTB enduro series
    Cheers
    Pagey
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx
  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 8,640
    #1 is a start in the UCI Road World Cup paracycling event in Sydney, May 2011.

    Not to belittle your goal in any way, but as it's a home race, you guys can pretty much enter as many riders as you want! (The Spaniards do that in the Segovia race). But you are REALLY good so is it just politics?

    We *should* be coming to AUS for that race - but the distance and cost will mean only the best of the best will do it. It's one of my main motivations this year to get there as I've never been to AUS and have always wanted to go!

    As an aside - do you know Cameron Muir at all? C2 AUS rider. Met him in Canada. (And should meet you in Sydney!)




    Anyway - my season goals:

    Top 3 in UCI Paracycling Track World Championships (top 5 realistic)
    Top 5 in UCI Paracycling Road World Cup TIme Trial (Top 10 in Road Race)
    Top 3 in UCI Paracycling Road World Championships Time Trial (Top 5 in Road Race)
    Win Grand Prix of Wales Track Championships Kilo and Pursuit
    Top 3 in any TLI Race
    Top 10 in any BC Race
    23 minute Club 10 TT (from 24:13 last year)
    Sub-60 Club 25 TT
    And to reach 75KG!!
  • To do my first race and proper TT, then see what happens after that.

    Is there a Nobel prize for cycling? I'll go for that too.
  • jonmackjonmack Posts: 522
    Well first and foremost my immediate goal is to finish a race. I'm not fussed about position, but just finishing will mean a lot to me. I'd love to get up to Cat 3, but starting racing this season i'm not sure how realistic that goal is.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 50,132 Lives Here
    Get out regularly on my bike again!
  • PigtailPigtail Posts: 424
    To get fitter - continue getting lighter - and try to find some form of competitive cycling that suits me!

    James
  • -5kg
    1st road race
    24min 10 TT
  • as posted elsewhere:

    1. 55 for a 25
    2. <22:30 for a 10
    3. <12s for flying 200
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,746
    Just enjoy cycling really. I suppose a specific goal would be to enjoy road races enough to do more than the three I did this year (a couple of podium finishes would be the icing) and to ride a decent number of sportives (lets say at least 4).
  • chrisw12chrisw12 Posts: 1,246
    as posted elsewhere:

    1. 55 for a 25
    2. <22:30 for a 10
    3. >200m for flying 12 hr

    I've fixed your post for you Steve. :wink:
  • markos1963markos1963 Posts: 3,724
    1, 24'29" for a 10TT
    2, As close to the hour as poss for a 25TT
    3, Sub 5hr for the Norwich100
    4, Enter the Gas Hill challenge in june
    5, Lose 15kg(see goal no.4)
  • The main thing i want to do is get in the Guernsey Island Games team but that depends of what others do as much as myself.
    Other things are
    Finish a Premier Calendar or two.
    Get some good results in National B races(podium or win would be mega)
    Get some top 10s in Belgian Kermesses if I go over again
    Be competitive in France.

    The main focus of my season is to get some good enough results to get in a Team for the 2012 season.
  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,147
    Show a general improvement in riding, ride well up the Mortirolo in the Granfondo Pantani, then the Pantani Memorial Sportive up Les Duex Alpes in August.
  • 1 - Get out for some quality miles every weekend.
    2 - Commute all week without copping out for the car.
    3 - Convince my wife I need a new bike.
    4 - Lose more weight.
    5 - Get better at hills (directly related to No.4!)
    6 - Race (maybe, we'll see how it goes).
  • chrisw12 wrote:
    as posted elsewhere:

    1. 55 for a 25
    2. <22:30 for a 10
    3. >200m for flying 12 hr

    I've fixed your post for you Steve. :wink:

    I don't stand a chance mate!!
  • CarbonCopy wrote:
    Just to be a balanced rider who can tackle what ever road or challenge that stands before me.

    nice one !!!!!!

    sub 25 club 10
    rosedale chimney
    all 4 darlington cycling festival sportive's but tbh I would be happy with what he said
  • Pokerface wrote:
    Not to belittle your goal in any way, but as it's a home race, you guys can pretty much enter as many riders as you want! (The Spaniards do that in the Segovia race). But you are REALLY good so is it just politics?
    Yes.
    Pokerface wrote:
    As an aside - do you know Cameron Muir at all? C2 AUS rider. Met him in Canada. (And should meet you in Sydney!)
    Not personally.
  • Not be censored and go on the Stella mid-way through the season :lol:
    "A cyclist has nothing to lose but his chain"

    PTP Runner Up 2015
  • Hopefully get a 26 for my club 10. current PB is 29:16.
  • a_n_ta_n_t Posts: 2,011
    21 min 10TT
    55 min 25TT
    Manchester wheelers

    PB's
    10m 20:21 2014
    25m 53:18 20:13
    50m 1:57:12 2013
    100m Yeah right.
  • SBezzaSBezza Posts: 2,173
    Not got any real aims timewise, just hope these improve, but I will aim to..

    Retain my KCA 12 Hour TT and Best All Rounder Titles

    Get into the top 10 of the Britain's Best All Rounder

    Top 15 placing in the National 50m TT
    Top 5 placing in the National 100m TT

    Another aim is to go one place higher in the Beacon RC LMTT :wink:
  • hopper1hopper1 Posts: 4,708
    22 min 10. :shock:
    Sub hour 25.
    Finish the Beacon RC LMTT!
    See Markos at the gas Hill Challenge!...
    Drop another 5kgs...

    Times are plucked out of the air... as long as I better all this seasons times, I'll be happy... ish!!!
    Going to have a pop at 50 TT's, maybe try a hundred, too.
    Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!
  • fred22fred22 Posts: 509
    * Conquer Blaze Hill repeatedly, reliably and With Style! :lol: by beginning of June
    * Enter and finish in top 66% on 3 different 100km sportives throughout the year
    * gain some track accreditation even if it is just moving from the taster session
  • hopper1 wrote:
    22 min 10. :shock:
    Sub hour 25.
    Finish the Beacon RC LMTT!
    See Markos at the gas Hill Challenge!...
    Drop another 5kgs...

    Times are plucked out of the air... as long as I better all this seasons times, I'll be happy... ish!!!
    Going to have a pop at 50 TT's, maybe try a hundred, too.

    I would say if you can do a sub 22 min 10 you can def do a sub 1 hour 25.

    For reference I am on a 22.55 for a 10 and 56.35 for a 25.

    ... coincidentally my aim is sub 22 min 10 this year :D
  • hopper1 wrote:
    22 min 10. :shock:
    Sub hour 25.
    Finish the Beacon RC LMTT!
    See Markos at the gas Hill Challenge!...
    Drop another 5kgs...

    Times are plucked out of the air... as long as I better all this seasons times, I'll be happy... ish!!!
    Going to have a pop at 50 TT's, maybe try a hundred, too.

    I would say if you can do a sub 22 min 10 you can def do a sub 1 hour 25.

    For reference I am on a 22.55 for a 10 and 56.35 for a 25.

    ... coincidentally my aim is sub 22 min 10 this year :D

    I was thinking the same thing. 25mph = 24 minutes for a 10, so you should easily get under the hour if you can do that kind of 10 time.
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